AbstractThis chapter explores how women’s and men’s employment decisions respond to credit, with a particular focus on self-employment. The chapter also explores how new opportunities for women to engage in self-employment can have spillover effects within the household, especially for women’s bargaining power and the well-being of their children. Understanding the reasons why women and men decide to engage in self-employment can help to develop new policies that better support workers and their families, stimulate employment generation in countries with rapid labor force growth, and promote innovative entrepreneurial activities.
SubjectsCredit, Self-employment, Gender inequality, Entrepreneurship, Women
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